Discrimination, LGBTQ

TX House passes religious rights bill walking us a step back to theocracy | Planet Transgender

TX House passes religious rights bill walking us a step back to theocracy | Planet Transgender:

The religious rights bill heads back to the Senate without wording authorizing Attorney General Dan Paxton to sue San Antonio on behalf of Chick-Fill-A.

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Transgender people criminalised in every part of world – study

Transgender people criminalised in every part of world – study

Trans people are prosecuted in every corner of the world, with laws designed to preserve public order used in at least 26 countries, two of them in Eastern Europe, according to the Human Dignity Trust, a global LGBT+ rights advocacy group.

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Transgender

Iowa Republican lawmakers ban use of Medicaid dollars on transgender surgery

Iowa Republican lawmakers ban use of Medicaid dollars on transgender surgery

Republican lawmakers at the Iowa Capitol have passed legislation that would prohibit using public insurance dollars, including Medicaid, to pay for transgender surgery.

The Republican-controlled House voted for the proposal Saturday afternoon, one day after the GOP-majority Senate advanced it. No Democrat voted for the plan, which now requires approval from Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds to become law. The restrictions would go into effect immediately if enacted.

The provision was added to a health budget bill as the legislative session drew to a close. It would prohibit any state or local government unit or tax-supported district from providing sex reassignment surgery. It applies to any other cosmetic reconstructive or plastic surgery procedure related to “transsexualism, hermaphroditism, gender identity disorder, or body dysmorphic disorder.”

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Health

Doctors Can Dismiss Women’s Health Concerns. Here’s How To Take Back Some Control. | HuffPost Life

Doctors Can Dismiss Women’s Health Concerns. Here’s How To Take Back Some Control. | HuffPost Life:

Evidence shows women are often deemed “overly dramatic” and dismissed by medical professionals, which has deadly consequences.

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